A recently published study in the Journal of Hospital Infection from a team of researchers at Brigham Young University has found that alcohol-free hand sanitizers containing benzalkonium chloride (the active ingredient in Prefense hand sanitizer) are just as effective as alcohol-based hand sanitizers against one particular germ without the drawbacks. Read the BYU press release, the news article from Fast Company, or click here for the study. They all name names!
As an RN, I never liked using the hand sanitizers as they would dry out my skin & smell of chemicals. Soap & water was always good enough for me...until I was introduced to Prefense. I also found it surprising to know that many are unaware of the ineffectiveness associated with alcohol based sanitizers. They only work when they're wet. Once the alcohol dissipates; it's no longer effective. With Prefense, I am assured of the best protection and my skin remains moisturized!
Think about it...to be able to don invisible gloves while, unknowingly, coming into contact with bacterium and not having it penetrate into my skin is one of the best and affordable insurance policies I can have. Also, knowing I cannot transfer the bacterium onto anyone or anything else is absolutely amazing to me. It's a win win in any setting . Prefense up, folks! It is your best defense!